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decline in three years. in fact, the number of deals were also down 6%. clean technology and life sciences were among the hardest hit sectors. >> what's behind this decline, and what does it mean forthcoming year? is it a big worry as america tries to lead in innovation? joining us brad weinberg of blueprint health, here with us at the new york stock exchange, an accelerator that funds primarily health i.t. startups, and john baackes is also with us of new atlantic ventures which invests mostly in mobile technology and e-commerce. john, we'll start with you. how much of this decline had to do with concerns of the fiscal cliff at the end of last year? what do you think? >> the decline, bill, if you take a look at it, was completely represented in the clean tech sector and the life sciences sector. the sectors we invest in are software and internet. this was the best year, 2012, for software investments since 2001. it was the second best year for internet investments since 2001. so the total picture might look grim, but in the space of technology. software and internet, it's a good story. >>
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't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> when i tell i think you should own a stock, that doesn't mean you should throw all of your eggs into that one basket. even if you are almost positive if it goes up. because diversification is the only free lunch in this business, which is why, of course, we play am i diversifie
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him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> it's time for the power r rundown with john carney. nicolas sarkozy and his supermodel wife considering moving to london according to reports to avoid the tax. 75% in france. gerard depardieu now a resident. tip of the riiceberg? >> i can't blame anyone escaping a 75% tax rate. i would love to see sarkozy in buttoned-up london. could you see him ogling kate middleton? >> the british press would love it. john? >> i think there will be more of this. and i think we will see push back, some of the higher tax governments in europe say we need tax harmization. that won't happen, but we'll see a push for it. >> topic number two, this involves our poll. we asked all of you out there via yahoo! finance should companies be allowed to limit what employees say about them on social media sites? 18% of you said yes, it's meant to protected the company and employees. 21% said, no, workers have the right to speak freely online. 61% said employees need to u
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science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. >>> all right. we are back as we continue to follow the facebook unveiling today. what mark zuckerberg, the ceo calls the graph search. you can search content only shared with you. now let's hear from the man himself. >> we believe that we're giving the people the tools to map out this graph, then that map that people build can be the basis for building a lot of different kinds of services for connecting. >> not great quality of audio obviously but facebook was a bit restricted when it came to media access to this event. you can see t
danahur, to the upside, likes testing measurement. this company is doing work with life sciences, with embryo banks, with things that are just so blow away, that people want gene sequencing. this is a real company. it is an american company and it's great. >> amazing what the revolution that's under way. you'll be able to take your dna with you on your ipad. >> that's exactly them. >> keep in mind, if you pencil out the numbers above 65 for an lbo, it's pretty tough. here there is not a large shareholder who is going to roll everything in with even more money outside. let's keep an eye on it. interesting situation. certainly wanted to point it out. the stock up almost 10%. >> coming up next, apple's recent slide, due to investors being dissatisfied with their own lives. and the ceo of zylinx. the early movers here on wall street. >>> over at the nasdaq, we're awaiting the first trade for norwegian cruise lines, pricing above the range at $19 a share. it had been $16 to $18 a share. this is a hot space over the past year. royal caribbean, up 30% in the last year. carnival up 11%.
to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back. 90 seconds left here. the dow opened lower this morning and finishing higher. a gain of about 28 points. one bullish indicator and one bearish indicator. the bullish indicator. dow transportation average looks like it's going to close at an all-time high today. trust me. that's a bullish indicator. the bearish indicator, the volatility index, the fear indicator at a 52-week low. one-year chart of the vix, at
to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> we had hoped to bring you an interview with walmart's head of u.s. operations right now, but we're unable to do so. good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. about 20 minutes ago, maybe even less at this point, i received a call from walmart, and they have canceled the interview that we had previously scheduled with walmart u.s. ceo bill simon. he spoke earlier today, gave a speech at the national retail federation's big show, discussing things like walmart boosting sources of u.s. products by $50 billion over the next ten years. offering jobs to veterans, when they come back from active duty. but they decided to cancel our interview today. they simply said it was a scheduling issue, and that they were on their way to the airport. that's all that they would say at this time. really, it's the viewers that lose out unfortunately, because we had hoped to bring you this interview. we'll do what we can to revive it in the coming days and weeks. >> that's interesting, because they obviously had a
straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> let me show you a train we've been seeing. selloff on the market and the market tries to come back. the dow is down about 34 points today because of boeing of the
guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> two minutes to the close. here's where we were trading today this. rally that we saw, the peak came a couple hours ago with the dow up 122 points. we've been pulling back since that time. let me show you what was at stake. we talked about these five-year highs. the s&p, any positive close of a five-year high. for the dow though you go back to before the financial crisis, to the end of 2007 when we were at around 13,610 or so. just below that right now. we're very close. if we could get a couple points above this, we would do much better so we're getting close to the five-year hig
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in the foods and nutritious food ingredients areas. i think those areas are areas where innovation and science really bring a difference to the customers, and they're taking it up and they're utilizing it. i think other areas, there's a wait and see attitude. you know, are we, in this country, going to deal with our deficit? you know, as china comes through their transition in power, they're the two biggest hurdles i see in front of us that we still have to clear to create a real strong economic environment for the world. >> so, the deficit, and the talk that we've heard now coming out of washington, is that we're going to push things back, the debt ceiling will be pushed off essentially for three months. is that good news or bad news? i mean what would you like to see happen right away? >> well, i do think that that just continues the uncertainty. you know, i think if there's a time frame and a time line and they can make real progress that that's a positive. i think to the extent that they just keep -- if they keep moving it out i think that's going to be a negative. you know, certainly it's
. >> is there something intrinsic to the science of lithium ion batteries that make them more prone to these kinds of catastrophic failures? >> absolutely. they are very small and very powerful. even the big batteries are a bunch of small batteries put together. if you get damage or defect, they put up a lot of energy quickly. >> is it smart to use them in something as complex and potentially life-impacting as an airplane? >> they are already used in lot of airplanes. including joint strike fighter. in some of the new airbus planes. they are in the chevy volt. they are kind of everywhere. so i don't think you will see a retreat from the batteries. what you will see is efforts to make them safer. >> how do you mitigate the risk? >> there is very sophisticated systems that monitor voltage, to keep wires from short circuiting. when they do flame up, you want it control the fires immediately. there is a lot of different ways dhe go at this problem. >> craig, thank you very much. we hope to be back with you soon as we follow this story. we appreciate you being here. >> my pleasure. >> united technologi
of momentum as we identify with the life sciences, energy, natural resources, liquidities all in terms of fm services or retail and goods. and a deal supported by the practices like business obligation services, bpo and also i.t. and cost structure and supported by advanced technologies like cloud, mobility, mobility, these are the services which will enable customers to be able to use their business models. >> and we will leave it there. thank you so much, sir, for your time this morning. >>> now, staying in asia, in japan, exporters helped fuel a market surge in tokyo on the back of weakness. toshiko is here with more on what's keeping the currency down. do we expect this to continue? >> yeah, kelly, it has a lot to do with what the bank of japan does next week. the market is clearly banking on mormon tear stimulus. the yen fell against the dollar, hit ago 2 1/2 year mark. the nikkei is reporting that the boj is preparing mormon tear easing. possible moves include a roughly $200 billion expansion over the boj's asset purchase program. this would be the first time in more than nine years th
each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> let's get to the cme group on a wednesday morning and go to rick santelli. >> i find it fascinating, first of all, i think gold bugs outnumber pretty much every other type of bug when it comes to trading. so the story about germany and the gold, and the u.s. holding the gold, and how it's going to go back, is a story that just has the floor abuzz. it's one of those big stories. a lot of good humor associated with it as well. but i'm not looking at it from that vantage point. you know, there's been many tweets already as to the motivation. and of course, the conspiracy theorists are coming out in full force. but let's look at exports. one topic that we know is real, is the depreciation going on of the yen through various programs that they certainly seem various that they certainly seem to be jumps in the fray. whether it's called quantitative easing, monetizing. we now see japan is really trying to stop their malaise of well more than a decade and a half. so it's all ant exports. even though it
that -- >> to overlook that reality is really -- >> -- the basic science. but the application of the basic science comes from entrepreneurs and people that are in the business for profit. no? medical devices -- >> the health care system has got a profit making component. it's got a large nonprofit component. it's got a public component. but the innovation is heavily funded by the public sector, of course. >> in general would you say that the private sector is more ee fishent in doing certain things than the government? >> the private sector is certainly more efficient at doing certain things than the government. and the public sector is more efficient, particularly in providing insurance than the private sector is. >> james, we're going to leave it there. it's a debate that i imagine is going to continue, and we'll have to have you back to continue it. thanks so much. >> thank you very much. >> coming up. a shortage at the u.s. mint. we're going to tell you what's in low supply next. and then at 8:30, gamco's howard ward will join us to talk earnings. lots of major reports due next week. we've had some
first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. office superstore ink retailer in america. now get $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recycle when you spend $50 on hp ink. staples. that was easy. >>> debt ceiling ises much a war of words as it is with numbers. what constitutes a default? and with the economic damage of hitting the ceiling could it be worse than the fiscal cliff? steve liesman has more on that. steve. >> the questions are not easy. they again into sell mandics and have everything to do with if the debt ceiling is solved, and if only for investors, the most important part, what's the economic impact? let's look at some of the rhetoric. the debt ceiling, is it a real tragedy or soap opera? what we have done is graduate the screen
things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. >>> welcome back to "squawk box." a litany of data hitting the wires. empire manufacturing, a january number. minus 7.78. this comes off of a minus 8.1, slightly revised only minus 7.3. not pretty there. we're expecting basically unchanged. retail sales december headline up half of one%. up 0.5. take out autos up 0.3. take out autos and gas up 0.6. producer prices keys, down 0.2 headline. take out the all-important food and energy up 0.1. year over year headline up 1.3. let's look through the data. if you look at retail sales, that was
isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back. the futures are indicated higher. in fact picked up quite a bit of steam. at this point the dow futures are up 52 points, let's get down to the new york stock exchange. jim cramer joins us now. we've had good economic numbers that came out that spurred things, but a lot of news on the big stocks, too. the financials are out this morning. why don't we start off talking a bit about boeing. we've had several analysts on this morning. the question is, what you do you do with the stock while you wait to hear more information about what's really happening? >> headline risk continues. remember the stock was between 69 and 70 for quite a long time. people were hoping for a big different boost, i don't know if that can happen. there was a great airbus conference call this morning on between 4:15 and quarter of 5:00. those guys are smoking it. i think what's going to happen is eventually there will be order cancellations. i don't buy that. i don't want to buy boeing, but i don't buy the end of boeing story
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